Schmidt is a lager produced by the Pabst/J Heileman Brewing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It should not be confused with the now defunked Philadelphia beer Schmidt’s, they have no connection in the least. This lager is a bit on the thin side, and no…the cans with fish on them don’t taste like trout stout or something. I guess that there is a hint of corn to Schmidt, it’s slightly smooth and has little or no head. This beer is however, not as smooth and flavorful than other Pabst product( not to mention other brewers products) that you can find out there in the bargain aisles of your local beer vendor. The best thing to be said about them is that they have neat looking cans with bears, trout, quail and other wildlife on them. Perhaps this is the official beer of hunters/gamesmen or what, I drink what I kill! All in all not a horrible beer, just not a very good one, unless you’re a can collector. 2 OF 5 briefcases.Tags: cans, cheap beer, lager, Pabst brews
All together now:
You’ll love the taste of National Beer
And while I’m singing
I’m proud to say
It’s brewed on the shores
of Chesapeake Bay!
So go the lyrics of the National Bohemian song. This beer, which is synonymous with Baltimore, Maryland has been around for a long time and had a large number of owners.
National Bohemian Beer was first brewed by the National Brewing Company of Baltimore in 1885. The National Brewing Company merged with Carling in 1973 becoming Carling-National. In 1978 the company moved its brewery to Halethorpe, Maryland. The original brewery is still standing, but is now an apartment house; it still bears the large neon National Bohemian sign. The Halethorpe brewery ceased production in 2000, it was razed in 2006.
While the team was under the ownership of Jerold Hoffberger, it became the official beer of the Baltimore Orioles. Hoffberger owned both the team and the brewery and even installed the beer’s mascot (the monocle wearing/mustachioed Mr. Boh) as the Orioles mascot commander cialis
In 1979 G Heileman Brewing Company bought out Carling National. Heileman was then sold to the Stroh Brewery Company in 1996 and finally to the Pabst Brewing Company. The beer is now brewed in Eden, North Carolina by Miller (Pabst does none of the actual brewing of its myriad brands, it’s a virtual brewer which farms out its brands). So, while Natty Boh still uses the motto which refers to Baltimore ‘From the Land of Pleasant Living,’ it is no longer a product produced locally to Baltimoreans.
Natty is one of the most inexpensive beers on the market, somewhere between $9-12 per case of cans. It has a mild, almost corn-like sweetness, and a hint of hops. It’s like most old fashioned American beers: it’s smooth and easy on the palate. I can’t imagine there would be many foods with which this wouldn’t be compatible. Though, it’s probably a bit too thin for foods more than moderately spicy. One can certainly do worse for far more money; this beer is pure bang for the buck. I give Natty Boh a solid 4.75 briefcases.